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The Aircraft Carrier Victorious

Author : Ross Watton
ISBN : 0851779964
Genre : History
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The distinguished career of the carrier Victorious extended from World War II to 1967. A major refit during the 1950's, saw her emerge as the Royal Navy's most advanced carrier in the world. The author's drawings show all the changes which she underwent during her long career, while the text focuses especially on her war service which included a number of daring airstrikes, most notably against the German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz. Later she sailed for the Far East where she was part of the British Pacific Fleet; there she withstood several kamikaze attacks. The Anatomy of the Ship Series : This highly acclaimed series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory perspective views. This is the first attempt to document a ship - literally down to the nuts and bolts. These drawings are accurate, visually exciting and totally comprehensive, offering ship buffs, historians and modelmakers a novel insight into the technicalities of each ship type covered.

Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015065061742
Genre : Ships
File Size : 76. 27 MB
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British Aircraft Carriers

Author : David Hobbs
ISBN : 9781473853690
Genre : History
File Size : 50. 61 MB
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This book is a meticulously detailed history of British aircraft-carrying ships from the earliest experimental vessels to the Queen Elizabeth class, currently under construction and the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. Individual chapters cover the design and construction of each class, with full technical details, and there are extensive summaries of every ship's career. Apart from the obvious large-deck carriers, the book also includes seaplane carriers, escort carriers and MAC ships, the maintenance ships built on carrier hulls, unbuilt projects, and the modern LPH. It concludes with a look at the future of naval aviation, while numerous appendices summarise related subjects like naval aircraft, recognition markings and the circumstances surrounding the loss of every British carrier. As befits such an important reference work, it is heavily illustrated with a magnificent gallery of photos and plans, including the first publication of original plans in full colour, one on a magnificent gatefold.??Written by the leading historian of British carrier aviation, himself a retired Fleet Air Arm pilot, it displays the authority of a lifetime's research combined with a practical understanding of the issues surrounding the design and operation of aircraft carriers. As such British Aircraft Carriers is certain to become the standard work on the subject.


Author : Antony Preston
ISBN : 1844860035
Genre : Warships
File Size : 42. 28 MB
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The 27th volume of this perennially acclaimed annual maintains the well-established high standards of original research articles, interesting and unusual photographs and drawings, news, reviews and much else from the world of warship history. Included in this volume is 'Daring to Devonshire', George Moore's examination of British post-war destroyer construction, Keith McBride's look at the Nelson and Agamemnon battleships, the third part of Iain McCallum's trilogy on British shell defects, and original research on British torpedo boats by D K Brown. The section at the end of the main feature articles, entitled 'Warship Notes', is devoted to the fascinating backwaters of warship history, whilst the 'Naval Year in Review' is a summary of the important events and developments that have taken place in the preceding year. 'Reviews' includes coverage of all the significant books, websites and on naval history to have appeared in the previous year and represents one of the few places where such a comprehensive service can be found. A first class collection by world authorities which maintains the high standards of the series Original, historical articles based on primary research Rare and unusual photographs and diagrams A much-anticipated major contribution to naval scholarship

Warship International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105072002889
Genre : Warships
File Size : 26. 20 MB
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British Book News

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ISBN : UOM:39015064549481
Genre : English literature
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The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid

Author : John Roberts
ISBN : 0851779662
Genre : Aircraft carriers
File Size : 32. 17 MB
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The Essex class fleet aircraft carriers are famous for their effectiveness and reliability as warships and for the great size of the construction programmes of which they formed a part. Intrepid (CV11) was one of 24 such vessels built during and after World War II, the largest class of fleet carriers ever constructed. Carrying 90 aircraft each, they formed the main air strength and striking power of the US Pacific Fleet against the Japanese during 1943-45. both the conventional type of plan and explanatory views are provided, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.

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